Vanessa Hudgens posted a touching tribute to her late father on Instagram earlier today, and we’re inspired by the strength she’s showing.
Under a selfie of herself with a halo and wings surrounding her face, the actress wrote a short, but sweet message to her dad: “Today marks one year since my dad passed away. He’s my angel looking down on me and I know how proud he is. I keep trucking on but still feel his presence in my heart. And there he will forever stay. ❤😇”
“My dad passed away the night before my show, and it was shocking. I knew that it was coming, but nothing can prepare you for losing a parent,” Vanessa told People after his loss. “I dedicated my performance to my dad because I knew he was up there in heaven looking down on me as proud as can be.”
The loss hit in more ways than one — her boyfriend, Austin Butler, lost his mother to cancer not long before Greg’s passing.
Stay strong and keep fighting the good fight, Vanessa! Your dad would be proud of you!